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Rsch Postdoctoral Associate CY

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 8, 2019

Job Description

We invite applications for research associate or postdoctoral associate positions in theoretical Quantum Information Science in the Physics Department of Virginia Tech.
The focus of these positions will be on quantum simulation of quantum chemistry and other quantum algorithms and on quantum control, with an emphasis on near-term superconducting qubit devices. There will also be an opportunity to test these theoretical results on cloud quantum processors (Virginia Tech is in IBM’s Q Hub, which provides access to 20+ qubit devices).  The Postdoctoral and Research Associate positions include opportunities for travel both to present in conferences and to collaborate with other groups. Postdoctoral and Research Associates will conduct research in the above areas and disseminate results in journal publications and conference presentations. Postdoctoral and Research Associates will be expected to collaborate with other members of the group.  Research Associates will also be expected to assist with the supervision of graduate students and Postdoctoral Associates.

Required Qualifications

All applicants must hold a Ph.D. in either Quantum Information Science, Theoretical Condensed Matter or AMO Physics. A strong background in Quantum Mechanics is necessary.

Applicants for Research Associate positions must also have prior postdoctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of fundamental concepts of Quantum Information or Quantum Computing is preferred

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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